Out - Burkett Park > Burkett Trail > service road (ENE Trailhead to Trailhead Trail) > Cougar Overlook 3.0 miles
Return - Cougar Overlook > service road (SSW) > River Bend (S) > 5 Points Junction > Turkey Creek > Armadillo (W) > West Potts Creek > Roller Coaster > WS to LL Connector > Burkett Park 5.4 miles
Temps started at 64, ended at 54. Sunny with high wispy clouds, light wind.
Last hike for 2019! The route out was very easy since the majority of it was on the service road. I watched two fairly large hawks chase after birds - the birds escaped and the hawks went hungry. The return leg was almost as easy, the trails were dry except for a few places where there was mud from rains we had a few days ago. Longhorns were out wandering in groups of six or less; some of the groups had young calves with them.
All in all, it was a nice, quiet hike and a good way to end the year.
STATS - Mileage at beginning of the year - 2324.5 Mileage at the end of the year - 2665.4 Total miles hiked - 340.9 Number of hikes this year - 40
Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett Park.
Shade, info kiosk and bicycle repair station at Cougar Overlook.
Water, shade, info kiosk available at 5 Points Junction.